Two-thirds of commuters in the DC area live less than one mile away from a bus stop. Where’s your local bus stop? Use the goDCgo interactive map to find out.
A fair number of Metrobus routes run late at night until 4am and are a great alternative after Metrorail stops running. View the Late Night Bus Service Map for more info.
WMATA offers a variety of unlimited ride passes for Metrobus – daily, weekly, and monthly. As well as a combination pass for Metrorail and Metrobus.
It only costs $1 to ride the DC Circulator. Check out the direct route from Union Station to Georgetown or ride the National Mall Route to explore the Monuments and Memorials along the Mall.
Use a trip-planning app to know exactly when your bus is arriving and never wait at the bus stop again. Some great apps include TransitApp, Citymapper, and RideDC.
Metrobus fares start at $2 and are paid with cash or SmarTrip® card upon boarding; daily, weekly, and monthly discounted bus passes are available as well. Other local bus services may also accept SmarTrip® card, though prices may vary. Buy SmarTrip® cards online, at any Metrorail station, or at many convenient locations.
If you use more than one bus to reach your destination, use a SmarTrip®card to receive a free bus-to-bus transfer within a two-hour period. If connecting to Metrorail, enjoy a discounted fare. No transfer discounts are provided with cash fare payment.
DDOT and Destination DC offer a one-stop-shop for all motorcoach and group tour operators visiting the District. Call the hotline for information on parking, permitting, routing and more! 1.855.67-BUSES (28737)
LATE NIGHT BUS MAP
While many bus operators suspend services after midnight, there are select DC Circulator and Metrobus routes that provide late night service on specific routes. Check out our late night bus map to explore your bus options until 2am and 4am!
The DC Circulator delivers affordable, comfortable, and efficient bus service that connects people to popular destinations, culture and entertainment throughout the District.
*Fares are temporarily suspended until further notice.
ART operates in neighborhoods throughout Arlington that are not serviced by Metrobus and helps to increase the frequency of buses on crowded Metrobus routes. All ART routes connect to Metro stations located throughout Arlington County.
The CUE offers service to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro station on the Orange Line via Green or Gold CUE bus routes.
This daily bus system services Fairfax County and connects to Metrorail’s Blue, Orange, and Yellow Lines.
National Coach Works of VA, Inc. provides commuter and charter coach service from Fredericksburg/Richmond to Washington, DC. Take commuter routes 705 or 715 from Golden Beach P&R (Charlotte Hall) Mattawoman Beantown P&R to Washington DC
Weekday rush hour bus service is available to Washington, DC, West Falls Church, the Pentagon, and Rosslyn from Park ‘N Ride lots in Loudoun County. Bus service from West Falls Church to Loudoun County is also available.
OmniRide, a service of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), offers bus services to the District and various Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia.
The Young Transportation Service (YTS) commuter bus connects Annapolis to New Carrollton Metro station via the Route 50 Corridor. The 921 Connector takes riders from Annapolis to New Carrollton and back.
The Ride On bus network services Montgomery County, MD providing riders with access to numerous Metrorail and Metrobus lines and an easy way to get into DC.
Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) commuter buses provide shuttle bus service to the District. Companies under contract are Dillon Bus Service, Eyre Bus Service, Keller Transportation, and Martz/Gold Line.
Bus service in Prince George’s County, MD operating on weekdays with stops across the county and to numerous Metrorail stations.
CONNECTIONS TO DC
The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services provides shuttle service to members of the College Park. While some routes require a UMD ID to ride, the routes below are open to the public.
Greyhound buses depart from Union Station bus depot, accessible from Metrorail’s Red Line.
Provides service throughout the East Coast and leaves directly from bus depot at Union Station, accessible from Metrorail’s Red Line.
Provides service throughout the East Coast and beyond as far west as Toronto, Buffalo, NY, Pittsburgh, PA and Knoxville, TN. Departs from Union Station bus depot via Metrorail’s Red Line.
Express bus service between DC and New York City and Norfolk, VA. Departs from the Union Station bus depot, accessible by Metrorail’s Red Line.
Provides daily express bus service between DC and New York City. Departs from Union Station bus depot, accessible by Metrorail’s Red Line.
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Finding a good route is important when you are trying to get around the region by bus. Fortunately, there are maps, apps, websites and tools to help you find your way.
Find the nearest Metro bus, rail, Circulator, or DC Streetcar stops, when the next bus or train is arriving, and where each route will take you — all in real time. Plan your trip with built-in transit directions, save your favorite stops for easy access, or search for route maps by name.
The ultimate transport app that uses open data, mobile, and payment technology to make transport sustainable and hassle free.
You’ll be able to get real-time information for all your mobility options anywhere and everywhere you go. Data is sorted by what’s most useful at the exact time and moment you open the app.
Real-time Metrorail and Metrobus predictions for planning trips in DC, Maryland, or Virginia.
Get real-time predictions for DC Metrorail, Metrobus, Arlington Transit (ART), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, PG County-The Bus, Fairfax CUE, and UMD Shuttle. Keep track of your favorite stations and sort them however you like!
Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Get accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders.
Compare and combine any transportation mode like the bus, train, taxi, metro, a personal or shared car or bike, motorcycle, or rideshare.
Receive up to three itineraries for getting to your destination by bus, rail, or both. Available on WMATA’s website.
An easy, economical way to get around the District. Fare only costs $1! For information about specific routes, please select a route below.
The Dupont Circle–Georgetown–Rosslyn route takes riders to the city’s hot spots in Northwest and connects to Rosslyn, VA.
The Georgetown-Union Station route travels east-west through historic Georgetown and connects to Union Station, DC’s central transit hub.
The Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/McPherson Square route caters to foodies (14th St NW) and late-night bar patrons with weekend service until 3:30am.
The Eastern Market -L’Enfant Plaza route links the Eastern Market Metro station to the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station and caters to baseball fans with additional service to Nationals Park on game days.
The Congress Heights – Union Station route travels through historic Anacostia connecting riders from Union Station to Congress Heights Metro Station.
The National Mall route is on the only public transit option providing door-to-door access to the National Mall’s iconic museums and monuments.
Planning a trip to visit the District? Get the true DC experience by learning about the available transportation options to navigate the city with ease. Our Program Director, Danelle Carey, planned a weeklong stay in the District with a goal to have a car-free experience. During her stay, she was able to get to meetings, events, and visit iconic sites using bikeshare, scooters, and public transit. However, she discovered some details that can help visitors like you avoid the hassles and inconveniences that she experienced. To help you happily explore DC, we've outlined some travel tips below.
The District of Columbia has officially re-opened and many organizations and businesses are planning their transition back to the physical worksite. As more employees return to their regular commute, there are many ways that you can help increase their confidence in using public transit again.
While employees are planning their trips to work, they may have questions about reinstating their pre-tax benefits or subsidies for transit or vanpools. Additionally, over the past year, we've received some questions related to DC Commuter Benefits Law compliance that we've addressed below in order to help you meet those requirements.
Now that students have recently returned to school, we want to make sure you know about all the ways they can get there -- for FREE! The Kids Ride Free (KRF) transit subsidy program allows students to ride the Metrobus, Metrorail, and DC Circulator to school and school-related events and activities within the District at NO COST. Have questions? goDCgo has the answers! Review the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for more information.
#DCisOpen and resuming your commute to work is one of the things you are likely thinking about these days. If you haven't noticed already, traffic congestion is growing in the DC metro area, so you can save a ton of time by opting to take public transit instead. We understand any looming concerns, and we're here to assure you that the safety, health, and wellness of riders and the community continue to be the District's priority. To help you feel safer about using public transportation, goDCgo, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), DC Circulator, DC Streetcar, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority (WMATA) have teamed up to provide you with the latest information and updates to help you feel confident resuming your commute on public transit.
While Washington, DC has reopened for the summer, there's even more coming in the fall! We're getting back to our regularly scheduled programming and looking forward to the return of in-person music and food events, art shows, and neighborhood festivals throughout the city. There's a long list of upcoming events, so goDCgo has highlighted five popular fall festivals that you should attend and the best ways to get there without a car. Please be advised that face masks are required for ALL riders when using public transit while on board, within stations, and at bus stops. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must continue to wear a face mask indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces.
Whether you live in the District or visiting to experience the culture, goDCgo highly suggests leaving the car behind to avoid traffic and the search for parking. Get to the fall festivities using sustainable transportation instead! In addition to the public transit options below, you can easily get around by walking, bikeshare, or scooter.
As of Saturday, May 1, Washington, DC has transitioned to the use of 11 high-capacity, walk-up, no appointment needed vaccination sites. Please be advised that designated walk-up sites are for first vaccination doses ONLY. After you receive your first dose, you still need to make an appointment to get your second dose. The walk-up sites are available in addition to pharmacies, clinics, and health care providers that are administering the vaccines throughout the District. These sites will operate their own scheduling systems.
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the District has experienced a decline in traffic due to many of us working from home. However, there's evidence that people may actually be driving more for non-commute trips. Many individuals have shifted to driving outside of work for recreation and to run errands, visit stores, workout at the gym, go out to eat, etc., leading to an increase in personal vehicle trips. And as people start returning to workplaces, our commute choice plays an integral role in helping to mitigate traffic congestion. goDCgo encourages you to do your part and travel sustainably by foot, bike, bus, scooter, Metro, or rideshare.
Additionally, being able to telework has major implications for the environment, because in the U.S., transportation is the biggest source of greenhouse gases. So, if you have the option to work remotely, you can help fight climate change and improve the air quality in DC and beyond.
Black History Month is nationally observed every February to recognize the great contributions of African Americans in US history -- past, present, and future. This year, goDCgo is celebrating Black History Month in a new way by highlighting some of the black-owned businesses in the District and how to get to their storefront locations using sustainable transportation.
The DC Circulator provides public transportation to the District’s main attractions and most lively neighborhoods at a cost of only $1.* The system consists of 6 distinct routes across Washington, DC, crossing over into Rosslyn, VA, and provides close to five million trips a year. The Circulator services each stop every 10 minutes, providing simple, fast, and affordable transit to residents, commuters, and visitors around the nation’s capital.**
Every year, February is celebrated as Black History Month to recognize both the achievements and central role of African Americans in US history. Initially coined "Negro History Week" in 1926 by the notable black historian Carter G. Woodson, the week was founded to raise awareness about African Americans' contributions to civilization. Decades later, Woodson's legacy remains stronger than ever. In fact, the celebration expanded to a month during its 50th anniversary in 1976 to become the first-ever African American History Month. Since then, each US president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. From our nation's first African American president, Barack Obama, to one of the greatest leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we thank you and honor you for your contributions.